Sometimes coming to God in quiet and prayer can feel like just an obligation. Other times we feel full of life and literally pulled into God's presence. The truth is that as Christians we will go through many different seasons in our devotional life. Our feelings will fluctuate, our schedules will change, and time alone with the Lord will feel easy in some years and difficult in others. Thankfully our God is not fickle, and he does not grow tired of us, even when we tire of going to him. He delights in listening to his children and in speaking life to them. Below are some materials to aid you in the essential discipline of consistent prayer and devotion. 

Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue; God’s voice is its most essential part.  Listening to God’s voice is the secret of the assurance that He will listen to mine. ~Andrew Murray

A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World (NAVPress), by Paul E. Miller 

Eat this Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading (Eerdmans), by Eugene Peterson 

Life Guide Bible Study Series (IVP)

John Stott Bible Studies (IVP)

Feeding Your Soul: A Quiet Time Handbook (NAVPress), by Jean Fleming 

Kingdom Centered Prayer: A Talk by Tim Keller 

Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God (IVP), by Bobby Gross 

Discovering Lectio Divina: Bringing Scripture into Ordinary Life (IVP), by James C. Wilhoit and Evan B. Howard 

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation (IVP), by Ruth Haley Barton 

Too Busy Not to Pray (IVP), by Bill Hybels